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Seemingly oddd question! I guess they'll both sound and play about the same, and if it's mainly for home practice, colour shouldn't be an issue. One of the reasons solid colour are cheaper is that the wood doesn't have to be bookmatched, or even have a nice grain pattern - it's been painted over. That may very slightly affect the sound, but for practice ...


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in botany, a plant that fruits many times vs one that fruits only once is called Polycarpic vs Monocarpic.. So maybe Poly-octave and mono-octave?


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For argentine tango what is most important is to have the range necessary to perform the pieces with the tango sound which is characterized by the sound of two reeds played in octaves. There are more bandoneons then 142 button layouts that have this characteristic. There are bandoneons known as chromatic bandoneons ( a misnomer as all bandoneons are ...


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An observation about 88 notes on the piano... You can play through the entire major key circle of fifths on the piano starting on the lowest C to the highest C; AND You can play through the entire minor key circle of fifths on the piano starting on the lowest A to the highest A. Interesting how this worked out perfectly!


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Along with the option of merely adjusting tension with the two screws on the left in the pics, the springs can be fitted with, say, one straight and another diagonal, thus having slightly different tension balance on the top and bottom strings. Not seen that set up used, but I don't nose around the back of peoples' guitars! At the time this vib. was ...


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Yes such instrument is possible it sounds like a player activated variation of an aeolian harp. Looking at Aeolian harp designs help me to develop some ideas what such instrument and it might look like and how I could prototype my design ideas. Below is quick image of quick prototype design trying to show major design elements are: mouthpiece tube bridges ...


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Transposing instruments are so due to convention, not by a technical property. The main advantage is, that different instruments of the same family can share the same mapping of note->fingering and so makes it easier for the player to switch instruments. The disadvantage is, that the sheet music has to be adapted to exactly the instrument used and therefore ...


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Yes, and no! Everyone sounds like they're playing in the same key, yes, but looking at the actual music in front of the players, no. There are lots of transposing instruments about, which don't, for many reasons (answered here for several questions) see the music in the same key as non-transposing instruments. An example would be the Bb clarinet, which ...


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The Bb Flat clarinet is a transposing instrument of a whole tone down. Simply put when the clarinet plays a C note what you actually are hearing is a Bb. So technically the Bb flat clarinet will be notated in a different key than the non-transposing instruments but when you relate it back to concert pitch then it all comes back to the same key.


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There are two concepts and ideas that happen in music which, when combined, explain why this happens. The first is that the way certain instruments are constructed affects what sounds they can produce. The E♭ alto saxophone, the B♭ clarinet, and the horn in F each can easily play in the key designated. Typically, when learning to play these ...


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I truly prefer the 1st version. Since all my guitars have trems (I got only one with a FR), the first spring setup suited my guitars best ; the second one always put my guitar out of tune whenever I used the tremolo. The 6th string had too much tension, resulting in a sharp (de)tuning when I got the tremolo back into position.



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